Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

On the Naughty Step Conduct That Deserves a Ticking Off

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

On the Naughty Step Conduct That Deserves a Ticking Off

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This week: Prince Charles

Yes, Your Royal Highness, I'm talking to you. Stop muttering to your plants, pop that batch of Duchy Originals in the oven and come over to the naughty step.

We have got wind of the fact that you bent the ear of former England education secretary David Blunkett a few years ago over the issue of grammar schools. We read in our papers this week that you insisted there should be more of them, because grammars gave people the chance to escape their impoverished backgrounds.

Being a bit left wing, Mr Blunkett wasn't impressed by your lobbying, saying he preferred to improve the lives of people from all backgrounds rather than help a select few.

We're not complaining about grammar schools per se - we at TES Towers give everyone a fair go. …

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